Still Using Fixed-line Phones?

According to a 2017 U.S. government survey, about 44% of households still own traditional phones, down from 53% three years before—but still much higher than, say, the share of those buying vinyl records, another cultish throwback. Analog landlines go through traditional “POTS” (Plain Old Telephone Service) copper phone lines — the type that has been…

What is Hosted VoIP?

Hosted VoIP.Cloud PBX. Virtual office phone system. There are many names for hosted Voice over IP communications systems. VoIP isn’t really new but it’s the newest advancement in voice telecommunications technology. Basically, a hosted VoIP phone system is just like a high-end, on-premises PBX (phone system)—only the infrastructure and hardware that makes it work are…

What is Unified Communications (UCaaS)?

When you hear the term Unified Communications the first thing you might think is what are you unifying…right? Most small businesses use a phone system of some sort for voice communications. Some may use instant messaging for internal communications, still others might use video conferencing, mobile, desktop sharing, presence management. You get the picture? There…

How a Hosted VoIP phone system Improves business Communications

VoIP phone system popularity has exploded in the small business market. Business owners no longer have to settle for expensive legacy phone solutions that carry a heavy cap X. The functionality of Cloud IP systems far surpasses the ability of legacy systems, is easy to maintain, cost effective and simplifies your telco closet. A cloud…

How Agility Helps Businesses Succeed

The goal of any business is to grow and increase revenue. They do that by improving the product they offer, adding features to differentiate from the competition and by trying to create a product that everyone needs and can’t live without. Think back 10 years ago and Steve Jobs’ invention of the iPhone. Prior to…

How to get a new Phone system without a Budget

If you are like many small businesses your company needs to replace out dated and aging equipment such as your phone system or your expanding and opening new offices driving the need for additional equipment. The problem is even though business is good that doesn’t mean there is any more budget for new phones and…

Using Technology to Share Holiday Hours with Customers

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many companies such as retail and the slowest for others like many B2B businesses. Whichever sleigh you’re in – the holiday rush or holiday lull – it’s important to make sure that customers are aware of your extended or shortened hours and closures so there…